Mold Allergy Treatment

by M. Williams

The furry little things that you find on your bathroom tiles or a peach left in your refrigerator for a long time can cause allergies in many. Wind can carry molds for twenty miles, as they love to travel. Fungal spores that circulate in the air when inhaled can cause allergic rhinitis that might result in running nose and congestion. Molds like humidity and dampness and are often found in areas like garbage pails, mattresses, carpets, foam rubber pillows, closets, refrigerator drip trays or upholstery.

Although severe complications related to mold allergy are rare, people with compromised immune function should take special care. Some studies indicate that mold allergy can worsen an asthma attack, thus it is very important for these patients to take precautions. For an allergy treatment is very important to cure the cause, in this case it is important to eliminate mold from all the possible places where it tends to occur.


Depending on the symptoms and severity of the allergy, several types of medications are available in the market. Medications for mold treatment is similar to that of other pollen or inhalant allergies, with the main goal – treat the symptoms.

For asthma, inhaled Corticosteroids or Bronchodilators are generally prescribed. This control and relieve the asthma symptoms and avoid its further progression.

For allergic rhinitis Antihistamines, Decongestants, nasal sprays, or cromolyn sodium are generally prescribed.


To strengthen the immune system, a series of injections with increase dosing that consists of extracts of various allergens are administered to develop tolerance against that allergen.

Prevention Tips

The best treatment to avoid a mold allergy is by preventing a mold allergy. Consider these tips to reduce the mold growth in your home.
  • Dampness in the basement should be eliminated, especially pipe leaks or ground water seepage.
  • The area of the house that smells damp or musty should be dehumidified.
  • Consider having a high efficiency particulate air filter attachment in the air conditioners in your home and change the air conditioning filters regularly.
  • The humidity levels in the house should be below 50 % and the house and bathrooms should be well ventilated.
  • Clean and bleach the bathroom walls and surfaces to avoid mold formation.
  • Keep the curtains, draperies, carpets and refrigerator clean to avoid mold growth.
  • Some foods may aggregate mold allergy symptoms, so avoid such foods that include cheese processed with fungi, mushrooms, dry fruits and foods that contain excess yeast, soy sauce, or vinegar.
  • Appropriate self care should be taken – sleep with closed windows, especially in night. If too prone to mold allergy consider wearing a mask over the nose and mouth to keep mold spores out.
  • Prevent outdoors especially after rainstorm or damp or foggy weather.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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